**Windows XP is EOL it is past time to move on**. Windows XP is an operating system produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, and media centers. It was first released in August 2001, and is currently one of the most popular versions of ...

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Server 2003 dnscmd.exe access denied (not server 2008)

The only topics I can find on dnscmd.exe access denied are all "when we upgraded to Server 2008 this error started". Well, I'm using Windows XP client and Server 2003 and getting this error. I can ...
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VPN, remote connection, which one?

This is the scenario. I have an application running on Windows XP. But I need to add another computer remotely that be able to connect to this computer running windows xp. The remote computer will ...
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Getting VM on ESXi to use COM ports on local (thin?) client

Setup: WinXP VM on ESXi v4.1 infrastructure system, accessible via vSphere thick client and RDP WinXP client (i.e. my laptop) with a device connected to the serial port How do I get the VM to talk ...
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Migrate Windows XP to Xen HVM

I want to migrate a Windows XP machine to a Xen 4.1 HVM virtual machine with Windows XP installed (the custom software will only work with XP). The software is custom made, and needs to be migrated ...
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Listing ODBC Connections on Remote Machine

I'd like to connect to a Windows (XP & 7) machine remotely (command line or Powershell) & list the ODBC's installed on that machine, ideally I'd be able to list the server name/database setup ...
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Client cannot see the server

Hi guys i am using windows server 2008, i set up a domain, and several clients joined. the server can see the client and the client pc which using windows xp cannot see the server. from the server ...
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file locking problems with recent Samba versions (from DOS/Clipper under XP)

we have several DOS applications (Clipper) which share dbase files on a file server. The applications run under XP. This has worked for about two decades with Netware and for years with Samba (member ...
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Parallel installation of Office 2003 and Outlook 2010

we have a customer who is not willing to move from Office 2003 to Office 2010 but he now wants to use Office 365. As you know is Office 365 not compatible with Outlook 2003. Now he asked me if it's ...
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Is it possible to script install modems for Windows XP?

Right now I have to go to "Phone and Modem Options" -> "Modems" -> "Add..." and then select the driver and com port to add the modem. I need to do this about 40 times and on many workstations so I was ...
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How do I install Exchange System Manager without the original install media?

Is there a public download or other workaround for this? I'm trying to install the Exchange 2003 ESM on to an XPSP3 desktop.
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Connect Outlook to our Exchange Server 2003 over the Internet

We have a one mail server here on site running Exchange 2003, however we are part of a large exchange group - there are some 10 outlook mail servers around the world and we are just one of the ...
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Terminal services: can't connect to remote computer

I am sometimes getting the following error when attempting to RDP to another machine on a LAN: What is the likely cause of this? It only happens sometimes.
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Windows XP TCP halts after burst on ZMQ channel

I have a ZMQ application the sends a high rate of data over a TCP connection upon start up. The application runs fine on Windows 7 and Server 2003, but on XP it halts shortly after connection. The app ...
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viewing my virtualbox redhat's localhost to my virtualbox winxp browser

I have a redhat(virtualbox) localhost working and everything, and a winxp(virtualbox), i want to view the localhost what i made in redhat in windows xp i got the ip via /sbin/ifconfig inet ...
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Domain user periodically can't login, but only temporarily?

Ok, this is a strange one that I'm having trouble replicating letting alone solving. I have a user who uses two computers (both XP sp3) on the domain with a roaming profile. She has no problems on ...
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Windows XP Scheduler - Error Adding Another Task (data area passed to a system call is too small)

I'm getting an error "data area passed to a system call is too small" when trying to add a task to the Windows Scheduler. We currently have about 20 tasks in it. Googling the issue, we found to ...
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Local printer redirection problems in Terminal Services

I have several WinXP clients that are connecting to a Win2003 Terminal Server. I've had trouble getting them to map their local printer into the Terminal session.I have tried so many things but only ...
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pciide.sys not found - drivermax issue

I have a weird issue. I turned on my laptop in the morning today and I was shocked to see a \system32\config\system not found message - The OS on it (WindowsXP) would not boot. So, I read a few ...
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What sort of network problems can a single NIC host cause?

A remote office has a Cisco ASA 5505 connecting the LAN to our HQ LAN via VPN. When a particular Windows XP PC is connected to the ASA via a switch, the VPN tunnel drops, and after a short while, all ...
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Mapping a Drive to File Server (Win2008) results in incorrect password / username error after Reboot or Logoff/in

Here is the setup. Very small network. Windows 2008 with a single folder shared as 'Data'. Win2k8 server (called Server) has user account called Staff that is part of Users group. On a network ...
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SMB Alias Lookup on Windows XP

Should Windows XP be able to do a SMB lookup on an Alias. I have an XP machine that cannot find the files on \Alias but can find them on \host. If I do a ping or nslookup it can resolve the Alias.
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IIS Admin Service is disabled

I had installed IIS 5.1 in windows XP and it was working fine. But it stopped working. Then I installed it again. Now i can see it installed in my computer but I still can't go to http://localhost. ...
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Windows 2008 blocked TCP connection

I have a strange problem that I don't know how to diagnose: I have a small test application that tries to make a socket connection to an RTU on port 5001 (can't change this). The application works ...
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Routing in Windows XP with IP restriction

I have WinXP with two connections (e.g. A and B). What is the easiest way to make WinXP act as gateway to B for one and only one given computer (IP) from A?
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gpupdate causes infinite loop

I've got a patch file with the following content: gpupdate /force /boot /logoff When executing this file it causes an infinite loop, executing the line in the same cmd window again and again. This ...
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glassfish - Unknown error when trying port 4848

I'm installing glassfish 3.1 on Windows XP service pack 3. but in configuration step it gives this error: PERFORMING THE REQUIRED CONFIGURATIONS ______________________________________ CREATING ...
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DotNet 3.5 setup crashes on clean Windows XP SP2

Hi I am trying to install dotnet 3.5 on Windows XP SP2 (i tried even sp3) First I tried to setup dotnet as part of VS2008 setup. It crashed. Then i downloaded standalone dotnet setup. Where to ...
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Batch Script - Query Filenames From Server Printer

Client: Windows XP Print Server: Ubuntu via CUPS Is there a way to query the printer queue on the server from a client to retrieve the name of the file being printed? Code example would be ...
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Windows remote desktop session is periodically closed

I have met error periodically when connecting to a windows XP machine using remote desktop recently. When the error happens, I cannot even ping to that machine and have to wait for quite a while to be ...
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Cannot access application after installing ipv6 on xp

I have a tomcat webapplication running on 8080 which will fetch xml from another application at 4040, both running on a xp machine. Everything was working fine until I installed IPv6. Now I cannot ...
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LDAP/Samba authentication on Windows XP/Seven

I currently manage a few more than a hundred computers for students in a University. The current setup is roughly as follows: all these computers dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.04. On Ubuntu, ...
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ARP request are sent even though windows has an entry in cache (ARP Table)

we have a product which runs on windows XP embedded SP1. We add a fake(does not exists) MAC address for a fake IP in ARP table. When there is a communication happening Windows sends packets to the ...
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How do I turn off roaming profiles in Snow Leopard Server?

Good Morning, We are running Snow Leopard Server with Windows XP clients, we have about 10-12 user who logon with the same username and password, these users are telling us that they are seeing ...
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Unlock Windows XP for Command Prompt (and other admin feature)

I have the admin access to a Win XP machine, I want to setup that as a public kiosk and so I go to group policy to disable all Command Prompt, Control panel etc. The problem is, even I have admin ...
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Windows 2003 Domain - No Screensaver Tab visible on XP Clients (GPO Issue)

i have the following problem with our Windows 2003 infrastructure: Environment: There are two AD controllers running Windows 2003 Enterprise and some memberservers. Our network consists of some ...
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Transport mode for ESP of IPsec and use AES?

What is the disadvantage and advantage of AES-128, AES-192, and AES-256? Does a long key mean good security?
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How do I install the IIS 6 WMI on Windows XP?

I want to use WMI on Windows XP to manage an IIS 6.0 server. I have installed the IIS 6.0 Manager but the WMI components still aren't available. I'm using the following line of PowerShell to test ...
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Deleted offline files do not get deleted from server after sync

We have a couple of laptops which use offline files to sync the user's 'my Documents' on the server to his offline files on the laptop. We've been seeing some differences between the online and ...
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Configure a guest account on Windows XP to restrict file browsing access

I want to create a protected user account on Windows XP so the user cannot browse the C:\Program Files\ folder. I want to install an application in C:\Program Files\, which they can run by clicking ...
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Cannot run Java from IE as Standard User

When installing Java 6 update 23 using my admin account i cannot seem to get Java applets to work on IE8 using my standard account. If i run the browser as an administrator Java applets will run in ...
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I have problem sharing files between ubuntu-server and Windows XP machine using SWAT

I installed SWAT with its wonderful GUI (with all of its 8 buttons)on my ubuntu-server machine the other day. I have a small network of 4 machines at home. In addition to my ubuntu-server, a windows ...
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windows 2003 does not answer WINS questions occassionally

A follow-up to XP Clients lose WINS registrations I have now run wireshark on an XP workstation as the problem occurs. A request for "foo" goes to the AD server which responds with "Requested name ...
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PC reboots when user logs in AFTER connecting with remote desktop

When a user connects to a PC on the domain via remote desktop, it will reboot when they then log in locally. They can log in repeatedly remotely with no issues. But as soon as he is back in front of ...
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Network drive and open with?

I have a problem on A windows xp sp3 in my active directory domain. I have this problem with only 1 pc. When I click on a network drive, the window " to open with " appears. Nevertheless I found ...
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Strange Network Card Issue (not showing in device manager)

A friend asked if I could have a look at one of their computers because they kept losing all network traffic (local and internet). Unfortunately I forgot to write the motherboard name, but it was an ...
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How to switch to gui-less vmware session in XP?

I have a scheduled task that runs a vmware session in the middle of the night (this in turn does a task from our legacy server). Last night, it did not complete. Is there a way to attach to the ...
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Script to copy file from server and install software

Here is what I want to do - I would like to install a software on every PC in my domain. I would like it fully automated. I am sure this can be done either using a batch file or a vbscript. Here is ...
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PPTP + Ubuntu + Windows XP: Cant ping Router

I have an ubuntu server with 2 network cards: eth0, with a samba server and eth1 bridged to a Virtual Box Machine running windows xp. When I connect to the network using VPN from another winxp ...
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Unable to download offline address book in outlook 2007

I am using Microsoft Outlook 2007.When I try to download the offline address book I am getting the following error message: 14:04:15 Microsoft Exchange offline address book 14:04:15 Not downloading ...
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Cannot print from XP on network print server 2K3 (hangs and crashes)

I have a Windows 2003 printer server up and running with 50 XP SP3 clients. One user (say user_a) cannot print : when trying to print a document (pdf, office, etc.) it hangs the software window and ...